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Who is the best integration company in Houston?

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We have quite a number of fans to iconic.systems.  I have had clients moving from other states comment about dealing with us was so easy compared to the pain points they had with past experiences.  We have had other clients ask if we would go to another state to help them.  Having a local company is important and having someone who can provide the type of system and experience is key to satisfaction.  But technology is constantly changing, products are updated or obsoleted, and services come and go.  Nest thermostats said they would never integrate with other systems and that was backed by their CEO at the time stating this in a keynote speech at CEDIA Expo (the largest single industry event).  The following year they said they would integrate with any other systems with an open API.  Then the year after that, they started removing integrations again and breaking code that made them communicate to outside systems.  So if massive companies like Nest, owned by Google, change their direction so many times in such a short period; then imagine how difficult it is for smaller manufacturers and especially integrators to keep up with the ever changing landscape of technology.  But I digress.  We take over quite a number of projects that were installed by others, especially when it comes to Savant based systems.  So we see the work that many others do, even if we are not really competing with them on a daily basis.  We know what we do well and, of course, we think we do those things the best.  But we are not the right fit for everyone and truth be told, not every potential client is the right fit for us.  We specialize in clients who want convenience features that come with having smart home features, those who want designer features that can sometimes be difficult to master to make the home look great, and homeowners who want someone to make it easy to operate, have installed, and maintained.  We also sell systems and not a list of products that the average person (or insider) would struggle to figure out.  This all means that not everyone will find our method or even our company appealing.  So we get asked who else would you use if we weren't invited to do the home system.

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How much does a home automation system cost?


What does it cost to get an "automation system" in your home?  Well, that depends.  What do you consider a smart home?  What do I consider a control system for an automated home?

There are lots of terms for smart home and automated homes.  So one of the most important aspects of understanding pricing would be to understand features, because an automation system can range from $1600 to into the hundreds of thousands.  I always say it is like buying a car.  If you know what you are looking for, then you can better decide if the price is right for you.  If you just ask "how much does a car cost?", well you will get a different answer from a Honda dealer and a Mercedes dealer.  You would get a different answer from a guy building his own hotrod in his garage.  And you would get a different answer altogether from someone who gets chauffeured in a limo.  Let's look at what would make a smart home or automation system range so drastically in price.

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Distributed Audio Brings Music to Every Room in Your Home

Liven Up Your Residential Properties with Top-Notch Home Audio Systems

As a designer or builder, you know what homeowners and renters are looking for in their home design and setups. And with smart technology growing more popular among residents, it’s important to incorporate the right features and solutions in your Memorial, TX condos and other MDU projects. One of the most versatile smart solutions is a home audio system.

With distributed audio, music and media can reach every corner of a living space. And the best part is that hidden speakers from Sonance can deliver high-end audio without hindering your project’s interior design and layout.

Learn the benefits of bringing this smart feature to your future projects by reading below.

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Make Summer Activities More Fun with Outdoor Audio

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make summer activities more fun with outdoor audio

Everything from backyard cookouts to late-night movies is more fun with an outdoor home audio system for your West University Place, TX, residence

We may already be sweating in the sweltering heat of the Texas summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun hanging out in your home’s outdoor spaces. Summertime means barbecues, pool parties, and even the simple joy of relaxing with a cool drink as the sun sets. There’s plenty of enjoyment to be had outside this summer, but you can elevate the outdoor atmosphere and have even more fun with a top-notch audio system in place.

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Receiver vs. Amplifier: What’s the Best Choice for Home Audio?

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Our latest blog will walk you through which option will deliver the highest-quality sound to your Houston, TX home

There’s a lot of jargon in the world of high-end home audio. From tweets and drivers to ohms and Watts, there’s a lot to digest if you want to enjoy the best listening experience possible in your home.

One of the crucial components in any home audio setup is your receiver or amplifier; one of these devices will serve as the control and focal point of your system. For many people, the nuances of choosing a receiver vs. an amplifier can quickly become overwhelming amid all the technical terminology and device specs. Nevertheless, it’s important to understand the differences between these devices so you can make the best choice for your situation.

That’s why we put together this blog to help Houston, TX, residents understand the difference between a receiver and an amplifier, as well as how each component impacts your home audio system.

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New D'Agostino Amplifier Packs Power for a Home Audio System

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The Latest from an Industry Legend is the Perfect Centerpiece for your Home Audio System

Speakers may get most of the attention when it comes to home audio, but it’s important not to neglect the other major components of your home audio system. A crucial piece of any home audio system is your receiver, and Dan D’Agostino has just unveiled a new receiver that will make an excellent centerpiece for any audio setup.

With power to spare and a design focused on minimal heat and distortion, D’Agostino’s Relentless Monoblock amplifier delivers the high level of performance we’ve come to expect from them. Today, let’s look at why a quality receiver matters for a home audio system and why the Relentless would make a good fit for your Woodlands, TX home.

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